Haru Mutasa

Haru Mutasa is an Africa correspondent for Al Jazeera English.

She has reported on East and West Africa. She is currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa and covers the Southern African region.

She was nominated Royal Television Society (RTS) Young journalist of the year 2006/2007


Meet Zimbabwe’s 12-year-old female motocross rider

Motocross is a form of off-road motorcycle racing gaining popularity in Zimbabwe, but it is expensive. Some people say it is too dangerous, especially for girls.


Zimbabwe outlaws corporal punishment

Zimbabwe's High Court judges have ruled that the use of corporal punishment on children at school and in the home is illegal - though the constitutional court still has to confirm the ruling.


Zimbabwe’s war veterans speak out against Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe is facing mounting pressure to stand down. The protests come not just from opposition parties, but also from war veterans who previously endorsed him.


Zimbabwe opposition rallies for fair elections

Opposition parties in Zimbabwe have staged a protest in the capital, Harare, over concerns of rigging in next year's elections.


How grandmothers help fight depression in Zimbabwe

A group of grandmothers are using what they call 'friendship benches' to help thousands of people suffering from mental health problems in the country.


Zimbabwe’s cash-strapped government selling elephants

Critics are condemning the Zimbabwe government’s sale of elephants to countries such as China. A live elephant can retail at about $60,000 depending on its size, age and health.


Zimbabwe nurses join doctors' strike over unpaid bonuses

Health services in Zimbabwe are grinding to a halt after nurses joined a strike by doctors over unpaid bonuses. Army medical professionals have been called in, but are struggling to deal with the number of patients.


Zimbabwe: Harare Central hospital suspends surgeries

Harare Central Hospital suspends all elective surgeries as public hospitals across country hit hard by economic crisis.


South Sudan: Renewed fighting in Wau forces exodus

Tens of thousands flee as fighting hits large city, prompting fears that last year's peace agreement could collapse.


Zimbabwe drought: Five million face food shortage

Half of the country's rural population will need assistance by next year with rain not expected for several months.


Zimbabwe's tobacco farmers hit by drought

Farmers join millions struggling to make money as country sees record-low rainfall.

Business & Economy

South Africa project tackles youth unemployment

Training centre in Johannesburg helps high-school graduates to find work in country with jobless figure of 25 percent.